Artists from the Visual Arts MFA program
Curators: Emma Balázs and JJ PEET
Exhibition: October 16- November 2, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday October 18, 6-8pm
*EXTENDED through Thursday, November 8, 2012
This exhibition was inspired by a remarkable surge of interest in ceramics amongst our MFA community over the past couple of years. Students who entered the program as painters, sculptors, and printmakers began exploring the potential of ceramics within their practice. All the artists in this exhibition have studied with JJ PEET, who has been working with the MFA community since 2009. JJ brought ceramics back to the attention of our students. He has helped lead an upgrade of our ceramics facilities, offered workshops and now teaches a class in Contemporary Ceramics.
JJ PEET received his MFA from Yale University School of Art in 2006 and his BFA from the University of Minnesota in 1999. Recent solo exhibitions include On Stellar Rays, New York, NY (2012); On Stellar Rays, New York, NY (2010); Gallery Diet, Miami, FL (2010); On Stellar Rays (2009). These exhibitions received numerous reviews, in publications such as Art in America, Artforum.com, ArtPulse, Bomb, Frieze, The Last Magazine, The New Yorker and TimeOut NY.
Emma Balázs is the Director of the Neiman Gallery. She received her MA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2006 where she focused on collaborative curatorial practice, and currently teaches in the Arts Administration program at Columbia University.
LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University School of the Arts
310 Dodge Hall, 2960 Broadway (at 116th Street), (212) 854-7641
Gallery Hours: Mon - Fri, 9am to 5pm
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For information on past exhibitions please visit:
List of Past LeRoy Neiman Gallery Exhibitions